Garnet Coleman's file
Democrat from Texas
Coleman, initially elected to the Texas House in 1991, formerly chairs the Texas House Committee on County Affairs. Coleman says in his online biography that he's one of the authors of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Texas, a program that makes health insurance available to more than 500,000 children from working families. He said he also helped simplify access to Medicaid for more than 600,000 Texas children, and worked to secure an increase of $161.5 million for at-risk child care services.
A Houston Chronicle news article raising the possibility of a bipartisan agreement setting primary elections for early April includes a familiar claim about the state’s minority population growth from 2000 to 2010.